Trip Type Historical tour Ethiopia
Tour Code: JSTET-062
Duration: 15 Days |14Nights


ITINERARY:

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa. Transfered to Saro‐Maria Hotel for overnight and relieve jetlag, an attractive four-star hotel in the center of Addis.

Accommodation: Saro Maria Hotel- B/B

Rooming :Standard twin Room

Included Activities: Transfer to hotel and rest

Day 2: Addis Ababa

Picked at the Today we will have full day sightseeing tour of the capital which includes the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Haile Selassie, the National Archaeological)Museum, the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral, the various historical monuments of Addis Ababa; and Merkato largest open--‐air market in Africa.

Accommodation: Saro Maria Hotel- B/B

Rooming : Standard twin Room

Included Activities: Sightseeing tour Addis capital.

 

Day 3. Debremarkos

Drive to Debremarkos through the beautiful Entoto Hills and the small town of Chancho visiting the

Durba/Muga Gorge. Continue visiting the Blue Nile Gorge with Portuguese Bridge, we will walk to

See the endemic Galada Baboons (unique for their bleeding heart) and Debre Libanos Monastery

Of the medieval time.

Accommodation: Gozamen hotel

Rooming: Standard twin room

Meals : Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Monastery, Gorges and great scenery

Travel Distance: 295kms

 

Day 4. Bahirdar

Drive to Bahirdar through the farmland of Gojjam region. After check in the hotel we drive to Bezawit Hill to have a panoramic view of the town of Bahir Dar, visit the place of emperor Haile Selassie and The colourful market of Bahirdar.

Accommodation :Abayminch Lodge

Rooming: Standard twin room

Meals : Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: City tour of Bahirdar, Market and Viewpoint of Bezawit

Travel Distance : 255km

 

Day 5. Lake Tana

In the morning drive 32 km southwest of Bahir Dar to the small town of Tiss Abay to visit the Blue Nile Falls. We will walk some distances to the Falls and visit some of the villages around there. In the afternoon we will have a boat excursion in Ethiopia’s largest water body, Lake Tana (3,600 sq km)to Visit the monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret and Azwa Mariam which are found on the largest peninsula of the lake.  These monasteries are known for the colourful frescoes of religious scenes, different ancient types of crosses, paintings, murals and an impressive display of illuminated Bibles written in Ge’ez, Ethiopia’s oldest language.

Accommodation : Abayminch Lodge

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Blue Nile falls and Tana lake monasteries

Travel Distance :70 kms

 

Day 6.Gondar

Early Morning drive to Gondar. Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian empire, which  began in 1632 with the reign of King Fasilledes. In Gondar there are dozens of castles built by various Emperors over the course of 236 years. Gondar visit includes the palaces, residences and open air baths of King Fasilledes; (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the monasteries of Qusquom, the church Of Debre Berhan Sellassie (Light of the Trinity)with its 16th century paintings and frescoes, which is Located at the summit of a hill and surrounded by fortified walls.

Accommodation Goha hotel

Rooming  Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Palaces, Churches, paintings, Murals, Crosses Timket eve

Travel Distance : 180kms

 

Day 7.Semien Mountains

Today drive to the Semien Mountains National Parkvia Debark the gateway to the park and continue driving to reach to Sankaber 3230masl through a beautiful scenery and Ahmara People and villages. The Semien Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and we will visit its exceptional natural beauty which includes superb scenery, endemic fauna and flora.  Among other endemics it is here that the Gelada Baboon (bleeding heart Baboon) is found.

Accommodation Simien park Lodge

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Day excursion, walk and visit the Baboons

 

Day 8.Axum

After breakfast drive to Axum through the edge of the Semien mountain National park with stunning Landscape and the beautiful valley of Tekeze.

Accommodation Brana hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Tekeze valley and Scenery

Travel Distance : 260kms

 

Day 9.Axum

Full day in Axum, a holy city of Ethiopia, dating back over 2000years and the cradle of Ethiopian civilization with the Axumite Kingdom, tour of Axum that includes: Axum stele or obelisks; the largest single pieces of stone standing anywhere on the world (World Heritage Site by UNESCO),castles of former monarchs, the Axum Museum and Mariam tsion Church, built on the site of Ethiopia's first church AD, and palace of Sheba and the Gundit stelae field, King Ezana’s

Inscriptions  and the tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskel.

Accommodation Brana hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Stele, Churches, monuments

 

Day 10.Gerhalta / Hawzen

Early in the morning drive to Gerhalta en route visit --‐Yeha Temple—a pagan temple of the 5th CBC. Drive to Atsebe to visit Churches around Hawzen area

Accommodation Gerhalta Lodge

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Temple and Rock Churches and Scenery

Travel Distance : 190kms

 

Day 11.Mekele

In the morning hike to Debre Tsion Mariam, one of the most striking sites in Ethiopia. On the way  visit some of the rock churches Such as Adikesho Medhanealem, Wukro Cherkos and Abreha We-‐Atsbeh

Accommodation Planet Hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Rock Churches and Scenery

Travel Distance : 140kms

 

Day 12.Lalibela

Drive to Lalibela to tour the famous eleven rock--‐ hewn churches of 12th century. The city contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each church (Bet) has a unique architectural style; all are superbly carved and most of them are decorated with well--‐preserved paintings.

Accommodation Tukul Village

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Scenery

Travel Distance : 360kms

 

Day 13.Lalibela

In the morning visit Lalibella rock--‐ hewn churches of 12th century. The city contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the day visiting fascinating churches within the town and countryside; some are made from the rock and dating back To around the twelfth century. Visit the first  and second group of monolithic churches.

Accommodation Tukul hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: The three group of Rock hewn Churches of Lalibela

 

Day 14.Lalibela

In the morning drive to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. This is very famous for its 12—century monastery church and beautiful view at 10,298 ft above sea level. We will walk/mule ride through dramatic highland scenery and which eventually ends in a beautiful serene agricultural hamlet. In the Afternoon drive to Yimrahene Kirstos(let Christ Lead us)monastery church.

Accommodation Tukul Hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Churches outside of Lalibela, Asheten mariam and Yimrahine Kirstos

 

Day 15.Kombolcha

In  the morning you will visit Naacutolaab monastery and drive to the historical town of Wuchale to  kombolcha visit Haiq Istifanos Monastery.

Accommodation Sunnyside hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: monastery,Scenery

 

Day 16.cAddis...Departure

In the morning you will visit the colourful market of Bati/ Monday market/ and Drive to Addis Ababa. have dinner and watch live traditional music in Yod Abyssinia till  2140hrs then you will be transferred to the airport for your 0040 flight back home.

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Market watch dance and transfer out

 

Price Includes:

First 2 nights Addis Hotel  on B/B.Accommodation as stated in the Itinerary,Surface transportation with 4WD Toyota land cruiser model, Boat excursion on Lake Tana, All Transfers in and out, Arrival and departure transfers, All entrance fees, Porter, Embarkation fee, Park fee English speaking guide services, Meal on H/B basis i.e Breakfast and dinner, a bottle  of  water P/P per day, Scout and local Guides in MNP, All government taxes.

 

Price Excludes:

Photo or Video fee of any ceremony or local festivals,Tips, Alcohol drinks, meals and personal expenses, Travel And accident insurance Any optional activities and items of personal Nature.

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER

Arrival/departure transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer will be arranged based on flight information provided to us. It is often difficult to enter the arrivals area for our drivers and greeters and it's likely you will have to exit the airport to meet them. After you collect your luggage and put it through the scanner for customs, continue through to the meeting area. If our representative is not there  within 5- 10 minutes, exit the airport at the far right hand set of the sliding doors and walk down the ramp to the parking where our representative will meet you with the sign/pager With your Full Names.

 

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